Bad me, I haven’t really spent much time and energy to really blog. So what I’ve been doing so far is writing/creating some quotes (as my FB status)…. I can imagine some people get it, some don’t. It’s OK, these are not ‘mainstream’ quotes. Just remember those who laugh last usually don’t really get the jokes, hehehe. Continue reading [More Quotes] On work, busy, and love etc
This is one of some lines I used in my Global Minds Speaker Series’ talk yesterday evening — it’s about cyberactivism etc….
“I found Facebook very educational. Once a friend turns it on, I go to the other room and read a book.” (Lim, 2009, hehehe).*
* inspired by Marx.
“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.” Jane Austen
I always wonder why many people love to say “I am busy.” Almost none of my colleagues say that they are not busy. Among Indonesian fellows here — even those who don’t have regular jobs — I hear ‘busy’ word too often.
I actually often have people told me that I am busy. Or people assume that I am busy. Guess because it’s not easy to find me without appointment. Mostly because I travel a lot therefore being disappeared too often, don’t come to office often, rarely answer my cellphone (because I rarely remember to bring it) –though it’s very easy to reach me, just email me! To them, I sometime respond,”Oh, am I?” Continue reading Busy?
Ouch, sorry, my earlier posting on the tenure track position is messed up. I haven’t had time to fix it. So, please bear with me. Apology.
Today is the day where bloggers all over the world are urged to post one blog entry for Burma. The day is almost over and I am still puzzled on how to write my thoughts down. Not that I don’t have anything to write. I have some issues to write, but am really confused on where to begin and how to write everything down. Mostly, because I don’t know whether I would contribute anything to the current discourse. But anyway, here I am trying to write something.
Continue reading Free Burma! — Cat got ASEAN tongue
I have started teaching my first ASU course, JUS 394 Information Technology and Social Justice — beyond First World discourses, on January 16th. Since there were many requests to put the syllabus online — besides, I always want to make my teaching and research material available to general public anyway — I put it online here . Apology, some of the readings aren't available for general public, they are only accessible for registered students. Hope to finally get everything accessible someday. Just remind me
Today, Monday December 4th, at CSPO Enlightening Lunch, I'll give a talk entitled:
I AM VIRTUOUS BUT NOT VIRTUAL !!!
Cultural Learnings of
America Internet for Making Benefit of the Glorious Nations of Kazakhstan Academia
Noon at COOR 5536, Arizona State University
notes: special credit for Borat and Sasha Cohen for "lending" me the title.
It was a big day in the United States, yesterday. It was the Election Day where Americans voted for the Senates, Congressmen, & Governors as well as some state's props. It is, however, more than just a big day, but a historical day. Yesterday was a turning point in the history, where Democrats won big time and took over the house (Yayyy!!!). Kudos for Nancy Pelosi for becoming the first woman to serve as speaker of the House!! And there's still a little hope that Dems even may take over the Senates. Fingers crossed for Webb in Virginia and Tester in Montana.
(update1: Tester won! Webb vs Allen in Virginia : slim margin, Allen might go for recount)
In my previous posting, I showed some trends on celebrities’ search generated by Google. This time I follow up by showing various trends, general ones, from pizza to democracy to sex. Here are my picks: Continue reading Google tells all: Cheese or Tofu? Communist or Facist?
Want to know who is more popular? Britney Spears or George Bush? SBY or Inul? (In Indonesia) …… Let’s find out. Continue reading Who is more popular: Britney Spears or George Bush?